Living Life

People living with HIV
leading healthy & self-directed lives

Be Your Authentic Self

Life, Not Just Survival

Be Supported

About The Aliveness Project

Everyone should have the opportunity to lead a healthy, self-directed life, and people living with HIV should not feel stuck, isolated, or stigmatized.

The Aliveness Project was founded as a community center for and driven by people living with HIV. For over 30 years, we have been facilitating connection to community, offering nutrition & wellness services, and linking our members to resources to lead fulfilling & healthy lives.

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A Safe Place of Support

"Aliveness has been a support in healthcare, both mental and physical and has given me a place to join a community and further my leadership skills.

My life is healthier, less scary, and highly empowered because of The Aliveness Project."

- Alex

A Community of Friends

"I volunteer to honor my friend Marc, who died 20 years ago from complications related to AIDS. Volunteering has given me a community and I was welcomed from the very beginning.

Volunteering at Aliveness also pushes me to learn more about the issues that people living with HIV face, like addiction, mental health, and housing." 

- Peggy

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Benefits
for our members

Meals & Food Shelf

Our  Dining Room is the heart of our community. Hot, scratch-cooked meals are available six days a week and specifically prepared to benefit people living with HIV.

Our Food Shelf is open four days a week and members can visit monthly and select up to 60 pounds of groceries.

Integrative Therapy

Useful therapies such as

Acupuncture
Massage
Chiropractic Care
Talk Therapy

Provided to members at no cost in a clean, comfortable space where members can relax and receive the full benefits of these therapies.

Nutritional Therapy

Full-time dietitian who specializes in HIV related nutrition needs offering:

Body composition analysis
Nutrition coaching
Linkage to state nutrition programs
Menu planning and creation of shopping lists
Care coordination with other health care professionals

Case Management

Linking members to resources to restore or sustain stability including:

Medication assistance
Health insurance and benefits
Housing resources
Sex/HIV education
Employment
Chemical use and mental health resources

Member Services

Maximizing the member experience and helping members connect to community through:

Free tickets to cultural and sporting events
Fun and educational activities at the community center

Know your status

Get tested to find out if you are living with HIV. Aliveness offers testing during regular business hours.

Become a member

1. Fill out the form and provide proof you are living with HIV

2. Come to our community center at 3808 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

3. Gain access to member benefits, resources, and community

Support or Volunteer

We have an active, large family of supporters at The Aliveness Project. Many of our supporters do some or all of the following:

  • Raise funds through Dining Out For Life and other events
  • Volunteer at our community center
  • Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS
  • Advocate at the local, state, and national level

Newsletter & Updates

Become an Aliveness Board Director Today!

June 20, 2019

Do you want to make a difference in helping people living with HIV in Minnesota lead healthy self directed lives? Did we hear you say yes? Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you on our Board of Directors. The Aliveness Project is seeking candidates for board membership. If you are interested please fill out…

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Welcome Matt Toburen, Our New Executive Director

May 2, 2019

The Aliveness Project is pleased to welcome Matt Toburen as its new Executive Director. Matt is an experienced leader with a background in non-profit, government, and political campaigns. He brings over 10 years of experience in non-profit management, including: strategic vision and planning skills, program and financial management, fundraising, public relations, community collaboration, collaboration with…

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Upcoming Events

Aug
15
Thu
FREE TICKETS: Minnesota State Fair
Aug 15 – Aug 21 all-day

Members, stop by Aliveness between August 15 and 21 to pick up a free pass good for any day at the Minnesota State Fair! Passes must be picked up in person first come, first served (no phone reservations).

Aug
16
Fri
Red Ribbon Ride
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day

The Red Ribbon Ride, a charity bike ride to Duluth to fundraise for Aliveness and other local HIV organizations, will take place Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18. To donate, volunteer, or ride, visit http://www.redribbonride.org/site/TR?fr_id=1220&pg=entry.

Aug
18
Sun
CLOSED
Aug 18 all-day

The Aliveness Project is CLOSED for all services on Sundays.

Aliveness Benefit: “Crystal Balls’ Duets Thru Decades”
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crystal Balls presents: “Duets Thru Decades,” her annual 25th birthday celebration! Songs from the 1960s through 2010s on Sunday, August 18 at The Saloon. Doors open at 5 pm and the show starts at 6 pm. $5 cover, $20 drink specials from 5:30-8:30 pm. Prize drawings and silent auction!

Aug
19
Mon
LUNCH:
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

DINNER
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

Aug
20
Tue
LUNCH:
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

DINNER:
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

Aug
21
Wed
“Ask the Pharmacist” @ Aliveness Dining Room
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tim from Community: A Walgreens Pharmacy will be available in the dining room over lunch the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 12-1 pm for questions about medications or pharmacies.

LUNCH
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.